Our People

Executive Leadership Team

Dr. Bob Klein, PhD Executive Director

Bob has been working with math circles since 2012. A past director of the

Bob Klein, Executive Director of AIMC
Bob Klein, Executive Director of AIMC. Photo courtesy of Ohio University, Ben Siegel Photographer

Navajo Nation Math Circles project, Bob has worked with students, teachers, parents, community members, and educational leadership on engaging mathematics, rural education, and community collaboration. Bob is proud to be an adopted member of the Navajo Tribal clan, Todích’íí’nii (Bitter Water). He has worked with indigenous peoples from around the world in the U.S., México, Guatemala, Panamá, and Nepal. He resides in Athens, Ohio, USA. Bob is also the Executive Director of Math Unbounded, a similar effort in international settings.
email: aimathcircles@gmail.com

Dr. Tatiana Shubin, PhD Co-Director

Tatiana is one of the founders of the Navajo Nation Math Circles project and

Dr. Tatiana Shubin. Photo courtesy of George Csicsery.

brings a long history of working with math circles, including one of the original math circles in the United States. She is a Sequoyah Fellow in the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) and is an adopted member of the Navajo Tribal clan, Todích’íí’nii (Bitter Water). She resides in Oakland, California, USA.
email: tatiana.shubin@sjsu.edu

Dr. Amanda Serenevy, PhD Co-Director

Dr. Amanda Serenevy. Photo courtesy of George Csicsery.
Dr. Amanda Serenevy. Photo courtesy of George Csicsery.

Amanda learned about math circles in one of the earliest math circles in the United States (Boston’s The Math Circle with Ellen and Robert Kaplan). She is a past director of the Navajo Nation Math Circles project and currently is the Executive Director of the Riverbend Community Mathematics Center in South Bend, Indiana.
email: amanda@riverbendmath.org

Dr. Henry Fowler, EdD Co-Director

Henry co-founded the Navajo Nation Math Circles project and brings a passion

Dr. Henry Fowler collaborates with a participant.
Dr. Henry Fowler collaborates with a participant.

for education and mathematics to the AIMC. His extensive history of advocating on behalf of Navajo STEM education and opportunities for indigenous students and teachers is visionary. Henry chairs the Department of Mathematics at Diné College, the oldest tribally-controlled community college in the United States. He is of the Diné and currently resides in Wheatfields, AZ, Diné Bikeyah.
email: henry_hf@hotmail.com

Regional Coordinators

Regional coordinators are local educators or community members who serve as regional contacts, organizers, and contacts for those interested in doing more with or learning more about the work of the AIMC.

Beth Cammarata

Ms. Beth Cammarata is a mathematics teacher leader at Santa Fe Indian School and teaches students from New Mexico’s 19 Pueblo tribes as well as students of the Diné and Apache tribes. Beth serves the Central New Mexico region.
email: bcammarata@sfis.k12.nm.us

Donna Fernandez

Ms. Donna Fernandez engages a student in a probability task.
Ms. Donna Fernandez engages a student in a probability task.

Ms. Donna Fernandez is an accomplished teacher of mathematics at Navajo Preparatory Academy and a MESA Coordinator. She is of the Pomo and resides in Farmington, New Mexico and sometimes in California. Donna coordinates the Four Corners Math Teachers’ Circle workshops. Donna serves the Four Corners region (AZ, CO, NM, UT).
email: dfernandez@navajoprep.com

James Taylor

Mr. James Taylor is the Director of the New Mexico Math Circles Collaborative and a retired teacher of mathematics from the Santa Fe Preparatory School (Santa Fe, NM). James has worked with math circles and math festivals for nearly a decade. James serves the New Mexico region broadly.
email: jtaylor@sfprep.org

Craig Young

Yá’át’ééh shik’éí dóó shidine’é. Shí éí Craig M. Young yinishyé. Honágháahnii nishłį́​, Kin ł ichii’nii bashishchiin,

T ł ‘ááshchí’í dashicheii dóó Nát’oh dine’é Táchii’nii dashinalí. I am the Math Circle Academy Coordinator and Instructor at Tuba City Boarding School. Currently, I teach Mathematics and Sciences at the Thunderbird Academy at Tuba City Boarding School. I have served in the United States Marine Corps and have participated in educating adult learners at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado and high school students with an Upward Bound Program as well as a number of other community outreach projects that empower our youth and mold young minds. I have devoted my life to helping underserved students and making their education positively meaningful and enjoyable. Craig serves the Central/North Central Arizona region.
email: craig.young@bie.edu